Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to get a library card?
To get a library card, you must bring in a photo id and proof of residency with you.
Is my library card usable in all Delaware libraries?
Yes, your library card gives you access to materials at any public library in the state.
Do I need to live in Delaware to get a library card?
Not necessarily. To have a Delaware library card, you must own property on the State.
What if I don’t own property in Delaware?
If you don’t own property in Delaware, you can pay $25 for a year-long out-of-state card.
How old do I need to be to get a library card?
You can be any age to get a library card. However children under 18 require a parent or guardians signature.
Can I check out items without my library card?
At our library, you present your license to check out items. However, other libraries might require your library card.
Does my library card expire?
Yes, after three years your card expires. To renew your membership, you can call, go online, or come in.
Is there a limit on items that I can check out?
You can have 50 items checked out on a card at one time.
When are items due?
Books are due three weeks from their checkout date; DVDs are due in one week.
Can I renew my items?
You can renew your items online, by calling in, or coming into the library. Make sure you have your library card with you, as you will need it to sign in.
How many times can I renew them?
You can renew your items three times, as long as there aren’t any holds on them.
Is there a fine for late items?
Yes! Books, magazines,and books on CD are .10 cents per item everyday that they are late. DVDs are $1 for each day late.
Can I check out DVDs?
How do I put a book on hold?
To put an item on hold, you can visit our website, call, or come into the library.
Is there a limit on the number of items I can put on hold?
You can have up to 99 items on hold at a time.
How long are my books held?
Items are held for 3 days after the patron has been given notice that their items have arrived.
Do I need a library card to use the computers?
Yes. If you are a Delaware resident, you must have a library card to access our computers. If you are from out of state, you can present your license to receive a guest pass.
Do you have free WiFi?
Yes, we have free WiFi at the library.
Do I need a library card to use the WiFi?
No you do not need a library card to access our WiFi.
Can I print wirelessly?
You can print wirelessly using the “Printeron” app, downloadable to your smartphone in the app store, or straight from our website.
Can I print in color?
Yes, you can print in color.
How much are copies?
All copies are .25 cents per page.
Does the library have a fax machine?
Yes, you can fax up to 25 pages per job and is free to the public.
Does the library have a scanner?
yes the library does have a scanner, which can be used for a variety of tasks, including scanning a document to an email, flash drive, and more.
Does the library take book donations?
The library takes most of it’s donations through the months of April till June in preparation for our annual book sale in July. This is the time to bring in large amount of donations. Throughout the rest of the year, we do accept call donations (a few books/DVDs). *BE AWARE* We DO NOT accept textbooks, encyclopedias, or anything from readers digest.
Does the library offer study/meeting rooms?
We do not have private/reservable study/meeting rooms.
Does the library offer computer/mobile classes?
We currently do not offer computer/ smart device classes.
Does the library loan out headphones?
We do not loan out headphones for sanitary reasons.
Is there a notary at the library?
We do not have a notary public.
Do you help with job applications?
Library staff can help patrons access job application sites, and assist with certain computer related site functions, but the library staff cannot fill out applications for patrons.
Does the library have tax forms?
We carry state and federal tax forms during tax season and offer free printing for tax papers.
Do you help with taxes?
The library staff can direct you to the IRS site and help print off tax forms, but we cannot help you fill out your taxes.